My passion is re-introducing women to the feminine divine and to the stories of the Goddess. Something beautiful and remarkable happens when a woman sees herself through the eyes of divinity who looks, feels and loves as she does. Through many years of life experiences, research, unique trainings, international travel on sacred pilgrimage, and spiritual practice, I have discovered a pathway that is at once ancient and new.
Bringing the feminine into balance with the masculine in spiritual practice is paramount at this time. The stories of the Goddess need to be recovered, shared, examined and interpreted, questioned and re-written.
Each Goddess that is reclaimed enriches a woman's vision of herself and the world. It restores power and acknowledges what may be missing.
I have stood in ceremony with sisters at the edges of volcanoes in Hawaii and Sicily, where the earth's lifeblood is close to the surface. I have called out my name and stated my intention as I entered sacred land, so it and the ancestors would know my purpose. In Malta I led a group of very nervous women into the remnants of a temple, inviting them to drop into the power of neolithic ancestors. One especially remarkable experience involved a group of priestess sisters entering a cave sacred to Pele in Hawaii, journeying in to her womb, and then toning instinctively in unison on way back out, re-birthing, and carrying Her power in our hearts.
I found the power in intention-setting when I wanted to lead a group of women to France to sites sacred to Mary Magdalene. I wove the power of what I wanted to heal, what I wanted to reveal, what I wanted to find and explore into the first portrait I'd ever painted. I layered symbols and words, reflections of self and shadow, and kept the painting on my altar and meditated with it. Over time the vision she contained became part of me, part of the trip and its outcome.
Archetypal images evoke powerful emotions. Feelings of immense power, sadness, hope, despair, identity, sisterhood, cooperation, betrayal, solidarity and the wisdom that contained it all flowed through me in each experience. With each act of honor of the feminine divine and of my sisters, I found my identity and purpose expand, my ability to love and forgive have opened up, and my sense of compassion turned into concrete action. I learned that the Goddess, the feminine principle of the divine within me could flow if I allowed it, and if I stopped closing Her wisdom down, I would receive miraculous blessings and learn to manifest my desires!
I want more women to have these experiences. To feel the support and holding that only accessing the Goddess and sisterhood can provide. Are you ready to embark on the inner journey to the feminine divine?